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Ryan: 'My car was eaten by animals'

The Hill logo The Hill 7/12/2018 Jacqueline Thomsen
Paul Ryan wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that a family of woodchucks ate the wiring in his car, leaving it "dead."

Ryan said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington D.C. that he recently left his Chevy Suburban at his mother's home in Wisconsin, and that the car wouldn't start when she tried it after spending the winter in Florida.

"So I towed it into the dealer, they put it up, and they realized that a family of woodchucks lived in the underbody of my Suburban," Ryan said.

"And so my car was eaten by animals, and it's just dead," he added.

The Republican leader hasn't been allowed to drive for the past three years due to his security detail. He said that he plans to buy a Ford F-150 after his retirement

Ryan announced in April that he wouldn't run for reelection, leaving Congress in January. He will have served as Speaker for more than three years.

FILE: A woodchuck, but not the guilty one. © Photo by Howard Walker /Mirrorpix/Getty Images FILE: A woodchuck, but not the guilty one.

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